Wiring loom routing (6 replies)
Brilliant - thanks very much for that! That makes sense now.
Two more questions, sorry -
Should the bulkhead (engine-side) felt soundproofing mat be glued, or does it just sit there? I can't help think the wiring etc. will be hard to get to if it's all glued down.
Also, at what point did the MkII 'S' go to a pvc-covered loom? It doesn't seem very clear in Parnell's book. It's a 3-wire wiper motor loom (earlyish '68), and Somerford's site lists this as cotton-covered. I'm sure the old one was pvc (could be wrong) - any thoughts?
My '68 S was built in June 68, and it had pvc-covered loom when I bought it '93. It could of course have been changed but seems unlikely since the car had never been renovated (and had been off the road since '74). But, you never know...
I still have the original Soundproofing felt for the engine side of the bulkhead, it was not glued.
Thanks - useful info. I have a pvc covered loom so will probably stick with that as it sounds correct.
Anybody have a MkII 'S' with a cotton covered loom, and if so, what date?
Car is an April '68 'S'. Please could someone tell me where the underbonnet harness connects to the 'interior' harness - the bit that goes into the A post to supply the rear lights etc.?
There's a bunch of bullet connectors to join the two harnesses together, and I can't work out if these connectors are supposed to be under the bonnet or on the dash shelf, i.e. which side of the bulkhead they should be. There is a hole (roughly 1' dia.) near the crossmember, by the wiper motor - is this where they go through the bulkhead? I can't find any pictures, and the 'bible' has no photos of this area. Anyone know?
The connection is engine compartment side, just inboard of the left hand bonnet hinge. The rear loom comes out of the 'A' post [with grommet] and then through dash bulkhead hole above the wiper motor [another grommet] the block connections go inbetween the two spotwelded loom straps.
My 69 'S' has a PVC loom. The bulkhead sound deadening felt has definitely never been stuck down.